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Reading Borough Council
Reading Museum Service is one of the services provided by Reading Borough Council. Reading Borough Council is a unitary authority with Beacon Status at the heart of the Thames Valley. Their website provides a wealth of information about all aspects of life and services in Reading.

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Reading Museum Service
Reading Museum Service has been the lead organisation in the development of this website. The Service aims to be a centre of excellence in providing opportunities for life-long learning through real objects and original documents. The Service is based at the Museum of Reading which has 12 interactive galleries ranging from the John Madjeski Art Gallery to the Roman Silchester gallery and the unique Huntley & Palmers gallery.

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New Opportunities Fund
This website has been funded with the support of a £114,000 grant from the New Opportunities Fund, the biggest of the National Lottery good cause distributors, through the Fund's nof-digitise programme.

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Berkshire Record Office
Berkshire Record Office (BRO) was established in 1948 to locate and preserve records relating to the county of Berkshire and its people and to make them available for research to anyone who is interested in the county's past. Working with the BRO has enabled the digitisation of insurance maps relating to Huntley & Palmers and the deeds of partnership from 1841 and 1857.

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Reading University Library
Reading University Library holds the documentary materials, mostly business records, relating to all aspects of Huntley & Palmers. The digitisation of this material has enabled a greater range of items to be displayed on the site, giving a fuller picture of the history of the firm.

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Sense of Place South East
Reading Museum Service has worked within the Sense of Place South East (SoPSE) consortium in developing this website. Partner projects in the consortium include ThamesPilot, Hantsphere, Slough History Online and Greenham - A Common Inheritance.

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With a special thanks to
Mr Michael Paxton OBE TD
Mr Paxton worked at Huntley & Palmers from 1955 until the early 1980s during which time he held a number of roles including that of Public Relations Manager. He has been an invaluable source of information throughout this project, providing a wealth of detail to add to many of the photographs from the collection.
 
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